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2012/12/01 6 Comments
Is something that we do so well not an act from memory developed through repetition? One doesn’t use memory conspicuously at times but it is implied that if you do something well then you learned it from practice and isn’t practice something stored in memory for use later?
“Is something that we do so well not an act from memory developed through repetition?”
Memory, repetition and practice…Let us try to give it a thought and find out together what´s what.
That´s for sure, without me being able to write and speak English properly, I couldn´t write here. For the record, I am not sure always as to my appropriate usage of the language.
However, quite evidently, it has taken me years of reading and pondering to be able to expose an idea reasonably well.
The same applies to piano playing or painting, or whatever other skill. In order to fulfill your ability, it takes years of practise, of commitment and perseverance…you know, what is usually considered “hard work” is undoubtedly a fact, if you want to reach excellence.
What you say is right: “it is implied that if you do something well then you learned it from practice and isn’t practice something stored in memory for use later?”
Let me tell you that I am – what they call – a very versed pianist. I have been playing the piano since I was five, attempting to improve this skill my whole life. Once, after a very demanding concert, a five-year-old kid went to the piano and JUST PLAYED TWO NOTES.
Those tones were so pure so I was taken aback.
I realized with greatest awe, that
THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ME “THE GOOD PIANIST” AND THE BOY WHO NEVER TOUCHED A PIANO BEFORE BUT PLAYS ONE NOTE…
You know, this very episode turned my so-called world upside down…It was probably one of the moments which triggered my awakening.
I spent all my life improving my skill and there comes a boy, and with two tones, he overthrows
all my then current beliefs…
So the question is: who is better off…? The beginner or the connoisseur?
The one who “knows”, or the one who is inexperienced and “doesn´t know”?
Isn´t memory many times just a tool to perpetrate my identity which is nothing but my self-importance?
Isn´t my identity and self-importance the walls I raise so that we cannot reach each other…?
What is the target for my practising…? Why do I repeat day in day out the same thing…? The answer is quite evident: I TRY TO BE SOMEONE. No matter what, I always struggle to assert myself.
If my only gain is self-assertion, it means that you automatically become my enemy – can you see that? Your plans can never coincide with mine as long as I fight for “my thing” and you for yours.
If we look closely, does anything repeat itself?…What is repetition at the end of the day?
Obviously, Repetition is inherent in ego´s nature, and through memory, practise and repetition the Ego magnifies its “everlasting” importance blowing up its illusion of being separate.
If we have eyes to see , we can understand that:
Nothing ever repeats itself, if there is no separate entity to watch and witness…
When I let go of memory, practise, repetition, when I drop the idea of “later” too, then I am ever new. Second by second. Being “new” every moment, I am free, I have nothing to defend. Only fear – that is identity – can be defended.
So the very idea of identity generates the illusion of memory, repetition and practise.
When this is understood, you will realize that in this new gained freedom, you are being “remembered”. With other words, you let go of Memory and trust the ineffable Now. In this joyful trust, you have an immediate relation to life, you have energy, that is, you can create something without repetition. You no longer define yourself through “WHAT WAS” but through WHAT IS.
What is, is Life happening now. When you live in present tense, there is no gap anymore
between Everything There Is and You.
Being in direct contact with What is, is unforeseen immense potential!
ONLY WHAT IS, IS TRUE. Everything else is senseless literature.
2012/07/18 4 Comments
Isn´t it funny…? I just got notified that I had one thousand “likes” of this blog. Well…of course I am glad that whatever I write is appreciated and has a – hopefully – positive impact after all.
Yet…I wonder: do all these “likes” mean anything really? Do they create any real force and energy to motivate and inspire me further in this adventure of writing?…Hopefully they do…or not… – I don´t know really.
I know for sure and I repeat that the dialogues that were created by the comments, have been enormously valuable and forward-pointing.
Yes, through our readiness to exchange ideas, we can create whirls of powerful and blessed energy.”In the beginning was the Word”, says Matthew, which means that Word is a powerful tool. Through the words of our yearning to reach each other, we can create together a New Magic Reality – a “new” awareness governed by beauty, meaning and value. Through this new frequency we can re-define our perception, we can give a New Name to everything around us. Utopia?…maybe…or maybe not.
WE ALL NEED A NEW CONTEXT OF JOY AND LOVE! Participation is the key word, vivid interest to one another.
The second step for us – as a Swedish friend pointed out – is co-creation. I so much look forward to that.
To awake together. To create together!
2012/07/17 Leave a comment
”Education” comes from “educere” which means literrally, to bring forth what it is inside of you. So if you are a stundent, tell your teacher this truth stated here!
Knowledge is not about ingurgitating random facts. The school should help us discover WHO WE ARE! Whoever doesn´t manage to inspire you and bring forth your specific talent, is a bad teacher.
So, trust your inner voice, in the contact with your inner source you will know what education you think you need.
2012/07/10 Leave a comment
What does it mean to be educated? Our minds are conditioned by the culture we live in. Is education merely what our teachers teach us about science, history, and math? Question the Teacher! Culture is our Teacher. We must learn to think critically about what we are taught. Let us not be parrots mimicking one another. We must dig into everything and anything ourselves. Instead of repeating the past, let us learn to look at what we are being force-fed. This is our life. We have to learn from ourselves. There is no book that can teach us what we can teach ourselves. Wisdom comes out of learning to think for ourselves, examine our intentions, and ask the questions we need to ask without fear.
We can change ourselves. We cannot change others. Who wants to become like the others; full of violence, cynical, and indifferent? We change the world one moment at a time, by critically assessing what we are being force-fed to learn. We usually want to control everyone else, but it is ourselves we must change. To change yourself, realize that there is nothing to change. Just quietly watch how you think, how you respond to others. See if you “like” what you see about yourself. In this way, you walk in freedom. You be your own judge. Do you pass your own test of how you think you should be in the world? Are you satisfied with what you learn about yourself? You can read all the self-help books you want. They do not have the answer you need. Only you can change the world by changing yourself after you see who you really are.
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2012/06/26 2 Comments
I don´t know whether this really was said by Buddha, but nevertheless it does correspond to my level of understanding I have aquired up to this point in Life:
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that everything agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.